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Museum of Chinese "Weishengchang"Ancient Bank

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Interesting history

This was an interesting place as it was where banking started in China. We had a very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2013
sanuk_9
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Derbyshire
Fascinating!

Well worth the visit and some interesting facts about how banking started and cheques developed. It... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2013
Stephanie058
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South East London
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Nov 2, 2013
“Interesting history”
Sep 9, 2013
“Not worth a visit”
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was an interesting place as it was where banking started in China. We had a very knowledgeable guide (Miss Lu) who explained how they used to keep money safe, how the first "cheques" were controlled and how monies were transferred.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank sanuk_9
Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is apparently a must see according to the Lonely Planet but it's really just a few rooms with not much in them.

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Well worth the visit and some interesting facts about how banking started and cheques developed. It was very crowded though so go early

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Stephanie058
Reviewed July 23, 2012

It's quite similar to Rishengchng. If the time is tight, this can be skipped. Many introduction materials are only in Chinese.

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank FanMQ
Reviewed April 1, 2012

You can find a building in the back of complex with a large collection of ancient chinese money and also, ancient money from several countries of world such as Indonesia, US, Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, Poland, etc.

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank Yuri_Capi
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Very interesting exhibits over quite large area emphasising the importance of this first Bank in China

Date of experience: October 2011
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